We knew we'd made a mistake by sharing a combo at McDonald's before eating a full-on meal at Four Season Pot Rice. To try to salvage the situation, we figured we would walk to One Dim Sum and take that time, combined with the minimum 45 minute wait for a table there, to digest before our next round of gorging.
Open from 10:00 am to 12:30 am, One Dim Sum was a Michelin-starred restaurant...last year. But even without the star, it's still a great place to get dim sum. Especially late at night.
We managed to walk to Mong Kok became the sidewalks became too crowded to navigate. Then we ducked into the MTR and rode it one stop to get to the restaurant. Not exactly according to plan, but when we saw the wait outside of One Dim Sum, we felt relieved:
Until we were waved directly in because they just so happened to have a table for two available.
Everyone else looked happy to be there, but I felt like weeping:
The place was so small that we had to squeeze to get to our table in the back. Definitely no room for dim sum carts. We were handed a menu to mark down what we wanted. AF and I could only stare at it with dread:
We ultimately decided to put on big girl pants on and order. Since it was our last night in Hong Kong, we figured we had to make it count.
And make it count we did. We purposely picked dishes that we didn't get to eat at Tim Ho Wan the day before.
We got steamed rice noodle with beef:
Squid with curry sauce:
Steamed beef stomach:
Chicken with mushroom and fish maw:
Barbecue pork buns:
So soft and delicious:
As if all that wasn't enough, we also got dessert. Not one, but two. There was the egg custard bun:
And the fried egg stick:
We asked to substitute the honey with condensed milk. Do that. It's insane.
For two people who were full to near bursting, we ordered a damn lot of food. A whole damn lot of food. Not gonna lie. We didn't finish. We packed the buns to go and gave up on the squid and tripe. Probably not our proudest moment, but we can say with our heads held high that we did Hong Kong justice.
And almost died in the process.
One Dim Sum
Shop 1 & 2, G/F, Kenwood Mansion, 15 Playing Field Road, Prince Edward
Kowloon, Hong Kong